Beige 1925 Wedding Dress with Lace

Brief Item Record

Title: Beige 1925 Wedding Dress with Lace

Date: 1925

Description: Beige satin wedding dress with tan lace trim, pearls with accompanying bridal cap, bridal cap veil, and lace pieces. Straight chemise style over-dress with under-dress with fitted sleeves attached. Combination of hand-sewing and machine-sewing throughout.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2017002

Title

Beige 1925 Wedding Dress with Lace

Description

Beige satin wedding dress with tan lace trim, pearls with accompanying bridal cap, bridal cap veil, and lace pieces. Straight chemise style over-dress with under-dress with fitted sleeves attached. Combination of hand-sewing and machine-sewing throughout.

Date

1925

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

33 inches (chest), 34 inches (waist), 38 inches (hips), 48.5 inches (center front length), 44 inches (center back length), 55.5 inches (hem circumference), 12.5 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: separate lace strips: length: 32.5"

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Rachel Wallace 2017-01-11; Mahalia Hunter 2020-09-18

Color Main

Color Secondary

Dress Type

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Costume Components

Chest

33

Waist

34

Hips

38

Center Front Length

48.5

Center Back Length

44

Hem Circumference

55.5

Underarm to Waist

12.5

Measurements Other

separate lace strips: length: 32.5"

All Measurements

33 inches (chest), 34 inches (waist), 38 inches (hips), 48.5 inches (center front length), 44 inches (center back length), 55.5 inches (hem circumference), 12.5 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: separate lace strips: length: 32.5"

Donor

Elizabeth Allen

Date Earliest

1921

Date Latest

1925

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Life Stages

Socio-Economic Class

Public Information

Virginia Fairfield Warren was the daughter of Dean William M. Warren of Boston University. She and Edward E. Allen, Jr. (Harvard Class of '21) married in 1925. Donor was Virginia's granddaughter, Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth donated this dress along with her husband's grandmother's wedding dress, VC2017001, worn by Rosalind Howe Sturges '28.

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

A few fraying seams under arms. Weak and messy netting sewn into neckline. A few small stains on front of dress. One tear in lace on front of skirt.

Treatment

Treatment plan: stain removal? resewing tears under arms, neckline - clip messy netting

Mannequin

size 6

Donation Date

2017-01

Work Type

Citation

“Beige 1925 Wedding Dress with Lace,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 23, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6207.